[ExI] Planets galore!
msd001 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 20:28:50 UTC 2012
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> Yummy! The answer to whether to stay where the information flow is hyper
> fast and rich or go off exploring? Take your entire planet with you. I
> saw a paper by some mad scientist that I don't have immediately at hand.
> Its premise was that it might be possible to introduce just the right size
> black hole into a planet in a way where the energy released by infalling
> matter just balanced the gravitational force of the hole with enough
> internal heat generated to keep the planet reasonably warm at the surface
> without a nearby star. Of course if you have enough uber-energy of any
> kind you should be able to keep many parts of the surface or interior
> comfortable enough for life. Of course if your civilization has gone
> post-biological this may not be as much of an issue.
I imagine the first response to "blackhole the earth" would be something
like, "You want to what?!?"
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